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Illegal construction in India

Twin high towers demolished in lesson to offenders | THE INDEPENDENT | The demolition of Supertech’s twin towers; Apex and Ceyane near the capital Delhi should be a lesson for all stakeholders in the real estate industry in India that accountability will be enforced if they violate building laws, according …

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Antimicrobial resistance

Lack of diagnostic facilities escalates the problem Kampala, Uganda | PATRICIA AKANKWATSA | The problem of antimicrobial resistance in infectious agents has been rising, and there is global concern that in the absence of interventions to reverse this trend, the means to treat infectious diseases will be limited and out …

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MTN Uganda appoints Sylvia Mulinge as new CEO

| THE INDEPENDENT | MTN Uganda has appointed Safaricom’s Chief Consumer Business Officer, Sylvia Mulinge, as its new chief executive officer effective October 1. She replaces Wim Vanhelleputte who has been promoted to a regional role as operating executive for the West and Central African Markets of Liberia, Guinea-Conakry, Guinea-Bissau, …

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Escalating prices of vegetable oil, soap

Support Small Holder Farmers to grow oil seeds such as sesame, soya bean, and sunflower to increase production of the same COMMENT | WALTER AKENA | As the country grapples with rising prices of essential commodities, in particular prices of cooking oil, and laundry soaps, several factors have been advanced …

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Do algorithms help to reduce crime?

Why predicting individual crimes by using criminals’ habits against them appears to be a good investment COMMENT | GIOVANNI MASTROBUONI | We all tend to follow habits at work and in other aspects of our lives. I generally work best in the morning and hate working after dinner. Our habits …

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HIV and mental Health

Although people with serious mental illness tend to be less sexually active, they have a higher risk of sexual behaviour Kampala, Uganda | PATRICIA AKANKWATSA | People who have or are at a risk of HIV and who are vulnerable to mental health conditions often face other significant individual, structural, …

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